answer the call of nature

answer the call of nature

informal To urinate or defecate. Jim is off answering the call of nature. Wait a minute, I have to go answer the call of nature.
See also: answer, call, nature, of
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Peebol is being touted as a sanitary option for crane operators who need to answer the call of nature.
Take Frank, the elderly ex-circus strong man, for example - strong as ox since he was knee-high to a clown's turn-ups, until the night he got out of bed to answer the call of nature, hit the deck and couldn't get up again.
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He nipped away from his post to answer the call of nature but was left flushed with embarrassment when the lock jammed on the brick outhouse and he was stuck inside.
" About 25 lakh women in the city have to go out in the open to answer the call of nature. This needs to be addressed urgently." After Rewal joined the DUAC, he proposed a single- window system for approval of building plans.
Public toilets are not an optional extra, they are a necessity - particularly for older people who need to answer the call of nature more frequently.
Adam Flynn had only left the tea candle, which was burning in a glass holder, for a few moments to answer the call of nature when the flame set fire to a canvas wardrobe.
After 72 turgid minutes he decided to answer the call of nature - and missed Danny Mills's thunderbolt to break the deadlock.
Ex-Coventry police inspector Peter Estick, aged 64, of Chideock Hill, Styvechale, a member of Massey Ferguson Running Club, had to answer the call of nature after 18 miles.
1994: Council bosses who wanted to close five public conveniences in Liverpool argued that people caught short could pop into pubs and hotels to answer the call of nature. 1979: The hope was expressed of creating a West End feel to Liverpool's theatreland,by co-ordinating events at the Empire, Royal Court and Playhouse theatres and even transferring shows between theatres,according to ticket demand.
With yellow jersey wearer Igor Gonzalez de Galdaeno taking a quick break to answer the call of nature, the Domo team began an attack to try to pull back the second breakaway, and drew the wrath of the ONCE and US Postal teams for the breach of etiquette.
Squatters Pants are designed so that women "will no longer have to 'bare all' to answer the call of nature." Squatties are underwear used in combination with Squatters Pants.
The world's leading space agency is offering $30,000 (P1,492,034) for anyone who can figure out a better way for astronauts to answer the call of nature while in space.
Although there are around 1,500 toilets for the beer fest and more urinals, millions participate in Oktoberfest that the toilets and urinals are usually not enough that some males instead go to the fields to answer the call of nature.
Murder Mile by Tony Black becomes fixated on Edinburgh after dark and some clubbers on their way home from a night out pull over on the bypass to answer the call of nature.